Threads by Meta: Twitter’s New Rival


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Meta, the tech giant behind Instagram, has recently launched Threads (Crossed 40M download), a standalone app designed to rival Twitter. The app, available for both iOS and Android users in over 100 countries, aims to expand on Instagram’s account system by allowing users to share –

  • Text Update
  • Post Links
  • Reply or Report Message
  • Engage in public conversations

Let’s drive in and explore Threads by Meta: Twitter’s New Rival.

NameThreads An Instagram App
Launched ByMeta

According to Meta, the vision for Threads is to leverage Instagram’s strengths and create a positive and creative space for expressing ideas through text. Users can follow and connect with friends and creators, including those they already follow on Instagram.

Meta’s Threads is positioned as a direct competitor to Twitter, targeting news publishers, politicians, and high-profile individuals who seek user attention.

The app offers several key features –

  • Feed that showcases posts from followed accounts
  • Recommended content
  • Posts of up to 500 characters with support for links, photos
  • Videos up to 5 minutes in length
  • The ability to share Threads posts on Instagram stories or as links on other platforms

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Users have control over who can mention or reply to their Threads posts, and they can utilize features like hidden words to filter out unwanted replies. Additionally, the app enables actions such as unfollowing, blocking, restricting, or reporting profiles. Any accounts blocked on Instagram will also be automatically blocked on Threads.

To download Threads, iOS users can visit the Apple App Store, while Android users can find it on the Google Play Store.

The app requires users to log in using their Instagram account, and their username and verification will carry over.

Users under the age of 16 (or 18 in certain countries) will have a private profile by default upon joining Threads. The app also inherits accessibility features from Instagram, such as screen reader support and AI-generated image descriptions.

In an effort to enhance compatibility, Meta plans to make Threads compatible with the ActivityPub protocol in the future. This move would enable interoperability between Threads and other apps that support ActivityPub, including Mastodon and WordPress.

Meta’s launch of Threads represents a significant step towards establishing a competitive position in the social media landscape, challenging Twitter’s dominance and offering users an alternative platform for expressing themselves and engaging in public conversations.

Threads by Meta: Twitter’s New Rival.

The release of Threads comes at a time when Twitter, under the leadership of Elon Musk, is facing challenges in generating revenue. Despite Musk’s claims that Twitter’s business is on an upswing, recent reports indicate a significant decline in US advertising revenue, prompting the platform to limit access to tweets and introduce a paid subscription service called Twitter Blue.

A frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is threads?

Threads is a new App from Meta’s Family, Twitter like platform with Text-Based Posts.

When threads is launched?

Threads is launched on Thursday 6th of July 2023.

How can we signup and use?

Users can sign up through their Instagram accounts and keep the same username, password and account name, although they can edit their bio to be unique to Threads. Users can also import the list of accounts they follow directly from Instagram, making it super easy to get up and running on the app.

Where is Threads available?

Threads is available for both iOS and Android users in over 100 countries.

How many users are there on threads?

Threads, an Instagram app, has reached over 40 million users.

Is Elon Musk suing threads?

Elon Musk’s Twitter Threatens to Sue Meta Over Threads, Alleging Meta Hired Twitter’s Employees to Launch Copycat App.

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